A collection of links to various heritage railway and steam railway websites that you may find of interest.


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  • Alford Railway
    Scotlands first 2ft Narrow Gauge passenger railway, running a service every 40 min. from Alford to Haughton Park.
  • Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre
    Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre is a 36 acre site set in the South Downs National Park.
  • Amerton Railway
    Amerton Railway is a 2 foot gauge line set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Staffordshire at Amerton Farm.
  • Astley Green Colliery Museum
    Welcome to Lancashires only remaining colliery.
  • Avon Valley Railway
    The Avon Valley Railway is more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others.
  • Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group
    The Group was founded in 1974 with a view to preserving Scottish industrial railway heritage.

B

  • Bala Lake Railway
    Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) offers a delightful 9 mile return journey alongside Bala Lake, through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.
  • Barrow Hill
    Britain’s only surviving operational Roundhouse Engine Shed.
  • Barry Tourist Railway
    Experience a real-life railway in operation and learn about the history of railways in Barry and beyond.
  • Battlefield Line
    In 1873 the Midland and London North Western railway companies opened the Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway.
  • Beamish
    The Living Museum of the North.
  • Bluebell Railway
    Preserved steam trains running through the heart of Sussex
  • Bodmin and Wenford Railway
    Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Cornwall’s only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.
  • Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
    Soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway and explore Scotland’s largest railway museum situated on the Firth of Forth close to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Brecon Mountain Railway
    Travel in one of our all-weather Observation Carriages, behind a vintage steam locomotive, into the Brecon Beacons National Park to see stunning views of the peaks of the Beacons across the Taf Fechan reservoir.
  • Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway
    A delightful 2 foot gauge line tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, near the village of Bredgar in a richly wooded area of the North Kent Downs.
  • Bressingham Steam & Gardens
    Take a trip on one of the four railways at Bressingham, the collection of working locomotives will take you round our magnificent gardens and woodland, or ride on the steam Gallopers.
  • Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
    Experience the Golden Age of Steam!
  • Bure Valley Railway
    Steam Trains to the Heart of the Norfolk Broads.

C

  • Caledonian Railway Brechin Ltd
    With catering facilities at Brechin & Bridge of Dun and a Gift Shop at Brechin, whether you’re a railway enthusiast or a busy parent looking for a great day out for all the family – try a visit to the Caledonian Railway.
  • Cambrian Heritage Railways
    Securing the restoration of the Cambrian Railways in order to preserve the unique Railway Heritage of Oswestry and to provide a visitor attraction of national significance.
  • Cavan and Leitrim Railway
    We offer tourists and enthusiasts a variety of Narrow Gauge Trains, Buses, Planes, Fire Engines and Artillery.
  • Chasewater Railway
  • Chinnor Station
    A standard gauge railway operating both steam and diesel hauled train services from our station at Chinnor in Oxfordshire.
  • Cholsey & Wallingford Railway Preservation Society
    Enjoy a five mile round trip on The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway- a preserved former Great Western Railway branchline.
  • Churnet Valley Railway
    The Churnet Valley Railway takes you on a journey back to the classic days of railway travel on a rural line that passes through beautiful countryside known as Staffordshire’s “Little Switzerland”.
  • Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
  • Colne Valley Railway
    A pretty line, almost a mile long, with relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt.
  • Corris Railway Museum
    The Corris Railway was the first Narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales. Built originally in 1859 as a 2′ 3″ gauge horse-hauled tramroad, steam locomotives arrived in 1878 and passengers were carried from 1883 to 1930.
  • Crew Heritage Centre
    The Crewe Heritage Centre is open all year round, our main season is April to September with selected special events taking place from October to March

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E

  • East Anglia Transport Museum
    At Carlton Colville we have one of the widest ranges of preserved vehicles of any museum, and further exhibits are still accepted from time to time, although restrictions on covered accommodation necessarily confine these mainly to items of local or specific historic interest.
  • East Anglian Railway Museum
    Our original Victorian buildings, restored trains, carriages and Signal Boxes tell a unique story of railways and people’s lives in East Anglia from the 1840s to the present day.
  • East Kent Railway
    An exciting heritage railway deep in the Kent countryside, operated entirely by volunteers, once part of a large network of coal mines.
  • East Lancashire Railway
    The North West is steeped in history and you can be a part of it’s unique story on the East Lancashire Railway.
  • East Somerset Railway
    Enjoy a relaxed, unhurried and civilised journey on a steam train here at the East Somerset Railway.
  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
    We operate passenger services on the line between Wirksworth and Duffield mainly using heritage diesel railcars, with some steam hauled services on the short branch between Wirksworth and Ravenstor.

F

G

  • Great Central Railway PLC
    The Great Central Railway is the UK’s only double track, main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails.
  • Great Central Railway – Nottingham
    The Great Central Railway – Nottingham offers almost 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire.
  • Great Laxey Mine Railway
    Located in the village of Laxey, on the eastern coast of the Isle of Man, the restored railway runs along the surface section of the tramway which once carried lead and zinc ores from deep inside the Great Laxey Mine.
  • Gwili Steam Railway

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I

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  • Keighly & Worth Valley Railway
    The KWVR is a standard gauge branch line which joins the national railway network at Keighley in the north east of England and runs 5-miles up the Worth Valley to Oxenhope.
  • Kieth and Dufftown Railway
    The Keith and Dufftown Railway is an eleven mile line linking the World’s Malt Whisky Capital, Dufftown, to the market town of Keith. Facilities include a restaurant at Dufftown and a shop at Keith.
  • Kent & East Sussex Railway
    The Kent & East Sussex Railway is the country’s finest example of a rural light railway. The line gently wends its way from Tenterden – “The Jewel of The Weald” for ten and a half miles, through the unspoilt countryside of the Rother Valley, to terminate in the shadow of the magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam.
  • Kew Bridge Steam Museum
  • Kirklees Light Railway
    Travel along behind Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger or Jay, our five friendly little engines here at the Kirklees Light Railway the home of Yorkshire’s Great Little Steam Trains.

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  • Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
    As this historic branch line over which we have custody approaches its 40th anniversary, we feel justifiably proud of what we have achieved since 1970 when we took over its operation.
  • Launceston Steam Railway
    Welcome to the Launceston Steam Railway – a narrow gauge steam railway running from the historic Cornish town of Launceston, through the glorious Kensey Valley, to the hamlet of Newmills.
  • Lavender Line
    The Lavender line is a preserved railway that boasts a fantastic family atmosphere in the heart of East Sussex.
  • Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway
    The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway is Britain’s highest narrow gauge railway.
  • Leighton Buzzard Railway
    One of England’s finest narrow-gauge railways. It’s a friendly little line with a big story to tell.
  • Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway
    The 60 cm (1’ 115/8”) gauge line has a unique and historically important collection of early English narrow gauge railway carriages and wagons, diesel locomotives and one steam locomotive.
  • Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
    The LWR is situated in a beautiful part of the Lincolnshire countryside between the Wolds and the coast, and is only a short distance from Grimsby, the seaside resort of Cleethorpes and the historic market town of Louth.
  • Llanberis Lake Railway
    Discover the timeless appeal of our narrow-gauge steam trains – a more leisurely way to travel and the perfect way to savour the grandeur of Snowdonia.
  • Llangollen Railway
    The only standard gauge Heritage Railway in North Wales.
  • Lynton & Branstaple Railway
    Steam trains through rolling countryside, with views out to wild moorland and the rugged coastline.

M

  • Mangapps Railway Museum
    The Museum has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of railway items in Britain.
  • Middleton Railway
    As well as being a popular family attraction we have plenty to interest railway enthusiasts as well as anyone interested local and industrial history.
  • Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’
    Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax, and watch mile after mile of beautiful Hampshire countryside pass you by.
  • The Midland Railway – Butterley
  • The Mid-Norfolk Railway
    The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust was established in 1995 with the aim of buying and restoring the then-disused line between the Norfolk market towns of Dereham and Wymondham.
  • Mid-Suffolk Light Railway
    Suffolk’s only operational preserved steam railway.
  • Moseley Railway Trust
    The Moseley Railway Trust exists to preserve, conserve and interpret locomotives, vehicles and other artefacts pertaining to the industrial narrow gauge railway.

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  • Nene Valley Railway
    Nene Valley Railway is a heritage railway that offers a family day out but is no mere manufactured visitor attraction as the preserved railway uses part of the original London and North Western line.
  • North Bay Railway
    One of the best family days out in Scarborough, we offer a host of attractions to keep the family entertained.
  • North Ings Farm Museum
    The railway consists of a 600 yard circuit around the museum grounds. We currently have a steam tram and eight industrial diesel locomotives, together with a further two on loan from the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum in Tywyn, Wales.
  • North Norfolk Railway
    The North Norfolk Railway offers far more than just a train ride, experience yesterday tomorrow with a day out travelling through some of Norfolk’s stunning coastal countryside.
  • North Tyneside Steam Railway Association
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway
    With our magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time.

P

  • Peak Rail
    Take a nostalgic steam journey back in time through the Derbyshire Countryside.

R

  • RailUK Forums
    A UK-based forum for discussing all aspects of the railways. Also includes competitions and general discussion forums.
  • Railway Preservation Society of Ireland
    The RPSI was formed in 1964 to preserve in working order steam locomotives and other rolling stock built for the Irish railway system, from 1850 to the present day.
  • Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
    Join us as we journey from Ravenglass, the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park to to Dalegarth, Boot Station.
  • Rhyl Steam Preservation Trust
    We offer a nostalgic experience suitable for children of all ages. Most of our visitors begin by enjoying a train ride on what is now Britain’s oldest miniature line.
  • Ribble Steam Railway
  • Rocks by Rail
    Welcome to an outdoor adventure, cast in an ironstone quarry. Covering 19 acres of reclaimed quarry, railway tracks and nature trails, Rocks by Rail is a journey back in time.
  • Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
    One of Kent’s top Tourist Attractions with visitors from around the globe.
  • Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
    Rudyard Lake Steam Railway is near Leek in the North Staffordshire Peak District and our steam trains give a great family day out ideal for kids on train trip along Rudyard lake.
  • Ruislip Lido Railway
    The Ruislip Lido Railway is a 12 inch gauge railway operated entirely by volunteers.

S

  • Severn Valley Railway
    For nearly five decades, the Severn Valley Railway has graduated from relative obscurity to a prominent position in British steam railway preservation.
  • Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
    This unique line was built in 1905 for the transportion of the raw materials required for the manufacture of paper and, of course, the finished product.
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway
    Let Snowdon Mountain Railway take you on a journey of a lifetime to the rooftop of Wales. Snowdon, at 3,560ft dominates the landscape of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.
  • Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust
    This a short heritage railway run by volunteers in the foothills of the Mendips in North Somerset.
  • South Devon Railway Trust
    The South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.
  • The South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society
    The South Tynedale Railway is England’s highest narrow gauge railway winding northwards from its home at Alston.
  • Spa Valley Railway
  • Stainmore Railway Company
  • Stately Trains
    Stately Trains comprises unique or sole surviving pre 1914 carriages restored by Stephen Middleton, and a single steam locomotive, Illingworth, currently under restoration.
  • The Strathspey Railway
    Travel back in time from Aviemore to Broomhill in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
  • Swanage Railway
    The Swanage Railway offers a more intensive heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway.
  • Swindon & Cricklade Railway
    Vintage steam and diesel-hauled trains and DMUs restored and run on a railway built by volunteers.

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  • Talyllyn Railway
    The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside.
  • Tanfield Railway
    With an unparalleled history dating back to 1725, spectacular scenery and a truly unique atmosphere,
    it is no wonder that the Tanfield Railway is the North East’s biggest and most popular steam railway.
  • Teifi Valley Railway
    The Teifi Valley Railway is a narrow-gauge tourist railway located at Henllan, about four miles to the east of Newcastle Emlyn on the Carmarthen and Ceredigion borders.
  • Telford Steam Railway
    The Telford Steam Railway is a preserved railway operated by a small and friendly team of volunteers on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September, and at Christmas.
  • Toddington Narrow Gauge Railway
    Our line is of two foot gauge and is operated with steam and diesel traction by the North Gloucestershire Railway Co. Ltd.

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  • Vale of Rheidol Railway
    A blast of the whistle and the hiss of steam and you’re away! Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.

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  • Weardale Railways CIC
  • Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
    The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is a bit different from other railways…….
  • Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Preservation Co. Limited
    Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush of every day life.
  • Wensleydale Railway
    The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic heritage railway serving the local community, offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great value day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way.
  • West Lancashire Light Railway
    The West Lancashire Light Railway is a two foot gauge passenger carrying railway located in the village of Hesketh Bank midway between Preston and the resort of Southport.
  • West Somerset Railway
  • Whitwell & Reepham Station
    We are based in Whitwell, which is one mile from the lovely Georgian Town of Reepham in Norfolk. We are a working Railway, running Steam and Diesel engines on our line.

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